T. Benecio Gonzales, MSW, PMP

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T Gonzales is the director of the Center for Health Equity at the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. 

T began working at the Center for Health Equity in 2010 to coordinate the department’s Racial Healing and Equity Initiative. He is supporting the department’s strategy to deepen its focus on the root causes of health through authentic community engagement, strategic partnerships, addressing data gaps and challenges, and through policy analysis and development. As an active community member, T is committed to numerous organizations, projects, boards, and community campaigns. He has varied interests, including: LGBTQ rights and health, racial equity, crafting, and watching any TV show with Gordon Ramsay.

T is a native of Texas and has called Louisville, Kentucky, home since 2006. T is a graduate of the University of Houston where he earned a Master of Social Work with a policy concentration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from St. Edward's University in Austin,Texas. T is currently a PhD student at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences. His top strengths are: deliberative, analytical, connectedness, relator, and learner.